YANNI

This composer musician from Greece
has melted my heart and brings me lot of peace
his love for music- Oh yes it shows
his smile reaching his eyes
he rocks and he knows.

Soul stirring music transports me 
to a beautiful world that I have known
Renegade swept me with it’s arpeggio 
and I dreamt driving through the pine
on winding roads.

I wish I could be a part of his live show once
play the violin with him or just hold his hands 
my feelings reaching his soul 
as his music
reaches mine.

The rain must fall-Oh yes it’s fallen on me!
drenching my core~racing my blood
like it’s cathartic notes
playing the chords of my heart
I want more.

Nightingale with it’s soufflé flute whispers
makes me a dance like an angel
jumping from cloud to cloud
as if searching for
the lost Lord.

  ©Preeti S Manaktala


Here is a video of him for you to enjoy.

https://youtu.be/Iq3zo432sAU



Day 22 NaPoWriMo2019

And now for our daily (optional) prompt. As our film for the day shows, art and poetry can richly affect one another. Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Why I am Not a Painter,” speaks to this mutual engagement, as do explicitly ekphrastic poems (i.e., poems that are about a specific work of art), like Thom Gunn’s “In Santa Maria del Popolo.” Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that engages with another art form – it might be about a friend of yours who paints or sculpts, your high school struggles with learning to play the French horn, or a wonderful painting, film, or piece of music you’ve experienced – anything is in bounds here, so long as it uses the poem to express something about another form of art.

Happy reading!

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